SU watercoloring with blender pens

SU Vivid Vases Watercolored

I played along with The Paper Players #200 challenge this week. Congrats and thank you  to all who have worked so hard to make the site AWESOME! To celebrate this milestone, the designers have given everyone inspiration from their favorite challenges. I chose to go with Jaydee’s challenge #91 of watercoloring.

Challenge 66

SU Vivid Vases Watercolor Final

SU Vivid Vases Watercolor Close Up

I did add some layers to my CAS design. I used my blender pens to watercolor the vases and flowers on the SU Vivid Vases image.  Remember to always use Stazon ink for watercoloring so the stamped image does not bleed or smear- it’s permanent. I also prefer using watercolor paper when I am watercoloring a larger area like the vases. If it is just a little bit of watercoloring on an image, I use my Whisper White Cardstock.

I just scribbled my Stampin” Write markers on a Corelle saucer and used that as my painter’s palette! It made it quite easy to control the amount of ink I put on my blender pen. I used the new 2014-16 IN COLORS Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, and Hello Honey.


 I also used the Lost Lagoon Designer Series Paper from the Moonlight Paper Stack- the 4 1/2″ x 6″ sheets (48 of four double sided designs for $6.95!)

Item # 133701


The large scallop edgelit finished off the bottom of the Lost Lagoon panel. I embellished the card with the new luscious and easy to tie 3/8″ Stitched Satin Tangelo Twist ribbon.

Do you feel like getting out those blender pens, now? I think I have had mine for over ten years and they are still going strong. Just paint with them, clean off by squiggling on paper, and they are ready to go with another color- pretty cool and inexpensive tool to have in the crafting caddy:)

Item # 102845- $9.95